East of Anything is a stimulating brand of contemporary rock music from Gene Micofsky, Brian Carola, and Darren Zimmer. Refusing to conform to the typical standards of commercial rock, East of Anything is accessible rock that is compelling, rememberable and easy to digest. The Story: The project began as a solo project for Gene Micofsky; a vehicle for new original rock music he began writing in early 2008. As ideas took more shapely form, a 3 song EP was produced, and the band performed live in the Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey area. In the summer of 2008 The Gene Micofsky band performed in the Shure Microphones & Street Chic Fashions OriginalSessions National Band Search 2008/2009 in New York City. The band received radio play on the Sunday night program WSTW Hometown Heroes, and was the featured artist on Pongid internet radio. Gene began completing more material for a debut record and working more closely with the supporting band of Brian Carola (bass) and Dave Dabek (drums). Despite being the composer and bandleader, the project started to feel more like a band collaboration than a solo project. So the name East of Anything was adopted as the new moniker for the project. Due to Dave's relocation to Boston, Darren Zimmer joined camp as the new drummer. The band’s full-length debut was released 2/17/09 and is available for purchase on ITunes, Amazon, CdBaby, Best Buy, and Bestbuy.com. To celebrate this release, Best Buy Mt. Laurel hosted a highly-successful in-store record release party 4/25/09.